[This post is part of a blog series highlighting the viewpoints of AmeriCorps Michigan Foreclosure Prevention Corps members serving at different foreclosure host sites around Michigan. Click here for information about the program.]
I applied for the AmeriCorps position for one simple reason: I needed a job. After thinking more about the position I realized that it was a great opportunity. Luckily, I was chosen for the position. I am a college student taking full-time credit hours, and this position gives me the flexibility I need to be able to succeed in college and at my agency Northeast Michigan Affordable Housing. I am a criminal justice major, but I am the Foreclosure Intake Specialist AmeriCorps Member at my agency. While my position doesn’t directly relate to the profession that I am going into I still am gaining wonderful experience. I get to work with people and help them, which I enjoy doing.
As a Foreclosure Intake Specialist AmeriCorps Member I take intakes, set up client folders, add clients to a master client list, mail out paperwork and information packets, and organize client folders. My position is a key part for my agency. In addition to intake duties, I have also been put in charge of marketing and making new resources for my agency. It has been hard work, but I have learned a lot. I have enjoyed my experience so far, and I am happy that we have been able to help so many people in the short time that I have been here. I look forward to serving the rest of my year!